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Mathieu Plourde

GAO-17-574, HIGHER EDUCATION: Students Need More Information to Help Reduce Challenges ... - 0 views

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    The possible financial implications of transferring depend in part on the extent of credits lost in the transfer. Using Education's transfer data, GAO estimated that students who transferred from 2004 to 2009 lost, on average, an estimated 43 percent of their credits, and credit loss varied depending on the transfer path. For example, students who transferred between public schools-the majority of transfer students-lost an estimated 37 percent of their credits. In comparison, students who took some of the less frequent transfer paths lost a relatively higher percentage of their credits. For example, students who transferred from private for-profit schools to public schools accounted for 4 percent of all transfer students but lost an estimated 94 percent of their credits
Mathieu Plourde

A Common Language for College Credit - 0 views

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    "in higher education, we do not have a common language to discuss the value of a college credit. At an event hosted by Jobs for the Future and Higher Education Advocates,called Paving New Pathways: Today's Students, New Credentials, and the Next HEA, I noticed a recurring theme: There is a serious issue with college credit transfer policies across postsecondary education. Courses that count for credit at one institution do not "translate" to another. This issue has real consequences on student success and degree completions."
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Credentials | Credly - 0 views

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    Digital badging solution.
Mathieu Plourde

Giving Course Credit for MOOCs Is an Important Educational Test for MIT | MIT Technolog... - 0 views

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    "MIT is taking perhaps its biggest step yet to combine free online classes with its traditional on-campus instruction. The university announced Wednesday at its Solve conference that it will allow students to obtain one of its master's degrees by doing half of the coursework online-from anywhere, for free, without any admissions tests-and then doing the other half in a single semester on campus."
Mathieu Plourde

Why college tuition is just as bad as bundled cable bills - 0 views

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    "On most four-year college campuses, full-time students don't pay by the credit hour (think by channel on your cable bill). Rather they pay a flat fee for the semester (a programming package on your cable bill) and are typically allowed to take as many courses up to a certain limit."
Mathieu Plourde

Promising partnership between Drexel University and three community colleges ends @insi... - 0 views

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    "Drexel University last January earned praise for expanding a transfer program that brings the university's faculty members to local community colleges. But Drexel is phasing out the program less than a year later."
Mathieu Plourde

Twenty-Five Institutions to Participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project - 0 views

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    "ACE announced today that 25 colleges and universities are joining an alternative credit consortium as part of an innovative initiative to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners. The 25 institutions serving in this pilot project have agreed to accept all or most of the transfer credit sought by students who successfully complete courses that are part of a selected pool of about 100 low-cost or no-cost lower division general education online courses. These institutions also will help identify the sources, criteria and quality of the courses."
Mathieu Plourde

Exams for Six Open Online Courses Recommended for College Credit - 1 views

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    "After rigorous review, the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS, Regents Research Fund, USNY) has recommended six Saylor Foundation course exams for potential credit, bringing the total of recommended exams to nine. Students who pass proctored exams for these nine courses could earn up to twenty-eight transferable college credits."
Mathieu Plourde

Georgia Tech's CS Degree Puts Some Certified Beef Into MOOCs - 1 views

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    ""Where's the beef?" was the famous campaign slogan from the 1984 Presidential campaign. For two years, MOOC watchers have been asking the same question, as hundreds of thousands of students participated in free online courses that delivered knowledge but no certification of any real value. The Georgia Institute of Technology recently changed all that: Its May 14 announcement that the school would offer a fully accredited Online Masters of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) for less than $7,000 suddenly brought the abstract potential of MOOCs into stark relief."
Mathieu Plourde

A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers - 0 views

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    almost a year after Global Campus made the announcement, officials are still waiting for their first credit bargain-hunters. Not one student has taken the university up on its offer.
Mathieu Plourde

Student Credit Pathways for Saylor Courses - 1 views

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    "This page is intended as a portal for information on all of Saylor's various efforts to link free Saylor.org courses to college credit. A running list of courses that are aligned to free or affordable credit options can be viewed here."
Mathieu Plourde

State systems and universities in nine states start experimenting with Coursera | Insid... - 0 views

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    "I think it is rather like a shared textbook, though I think the key distinction is you cannot give a textbook to a shared group of students and expect students to learn from it," Koller said. This creates some new ways for Coursera to bring in cash. Right now it is relying on charging for verified completion certificates and revenue from an Amazon.com affiliates program if users buy books suggested by professors.
Mathieu Plourde

In Deals With 10 Public Universities, Coursera Bids for Role in Credit Courses - 0 views

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    Mr. Kellen said he would not rule out using the Coursera partnership to streamline certain parts of the curriculum in the future. "I am fairly confident that MOOC-like techniques could be a viable option for certain high-volume operations," he said. "And I would say large lectures are one of those."
Mathieu Plourde

Should MOOCs Be Eligible for College Credit? - 0 views

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    "Current students who take the free online college courses can earn certificates of completion, but not college credit. However, if MOOCs are determined to be close enough to traditional college courses as to become eligible for academic credit, they could make higher education more affordable and accessible, Ms. Lewin writes."
Mathieu Plourde

Antioch University Becomes First US Institution to Offer Credit for MOOC Learning Throu... - 2 views

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    Antioch University is the first US institution to receive approval from Coursera to offer college credit for specified Coursera MOOCs (massive open online courses). Through this new partnership, Antioch University and the Antioch University Los Angeles campus can reduce student costs to complete a four-year degree and expand course offerings through free online courses offered by the highly respected universities that have partnered with Coursera.
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    Very cool! Maybe college debt will start to go down for students of the future. Higher levels of education for less money :) I know I will paying back my school loans until I am dead.
Mathieu Plourde

Competing with "Free," Part One - 0 views

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    "As the "credit for prior learning" movement gains traction, it will be progressively easier for students not only to learn in nontraditional ways, but to accumulate credits for what they've learned."
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